Hilong Petroleum Pipe Company is a drill pipe manufacturing, coating, and hard-banding operation and one of the worldﾒs top three global drill pipe specialists. Its manufacturing plant in Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital, is the largest in the region encompassing the Middle East, North Africa, West Africa, Europe and the Indian sub-continent and the only one with a full range of specialist products. Annual capacity is 18,000 tons. The parent company, Shanghai Hilong Drill Pipe, established the purpose-built factory in 2008 as part of its strategic global expansion. Production began in 2009, enabling Hilong to consolidate its international business platform and boost its presence in the Middle East.